Installing Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 on Windows 7

The moment I receive a question that says “Can my software X be installed on Windows 7”, I first head towards the Windows 7 Compatibility Center to find out.

Installing Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7

Visual Studio 2005 is supported on Windows 7. To run Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7, you will need to install the following in the order:

1. Visual Studio 2005

2. Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 and

3. Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista

After you have installed these updates, in order to launch Visual Studio 2005, Right-click the icon > "Run as Administrator”

Installing Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7

Launch Visual Studio 2008 by right-clicking the icon > "Run as Administrator”.

Note: Visual Studio 2005 Express and Visual Studio 2008 Express editions are compatible with Windows 7 Home Edition and Windows 7 Professional Edition

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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